Mating – Page 4 – Everything


Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Mar 022018

Clever women like to be told that they are beautiful, and beautiful women that they are clever.

Nov 132017

Love is mostly sex and marriage is mostly talk.

Oct 042017

Wives who could have married better tend to be lenient with their husbands; the vicious shrews are the ones who couldn’t have.

Aug 102017

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

Jul 252017

If women use sex to get attention, men will use attention to get sex.

Dec 072016

I wish I could disapprove of what you say without always having to defend to the death your right to say it.

Sep 132016

Many men prefer seduction to sex, and many women prefer sex to seduction.

Jun 172016

It is not easy for a woman to win an author’s heart; she has to read his books.

Sep 222015

Domestic sentiment swamps every virtue.